If you thought Of Pandas and People was an amusingly absurd high school textbook, wait until you see Quest for Right, a series of 7 textbooks that claims to disprove virtually everything in modern science. For some weird reason, they’ve made their website entirely of pictures rather than text, so here’s the front page:
Oh, but they are the same — crazy people are still saying crazy things and pretending that they’re backed up by science. You can view the table of contents and a sample chapter here. You’ll immediately notice that the author has no idea what the words “fact” and “theory” mean in science:
The theory of evolution, championed by Charles Darwin in the 19th Century, has stood the test of time to date. While evolution has not yet been proven to be a scientific fact, it is looked upon as a “verified” theory. The concept provides a logical interpretation of the environment so detailed and documented with plausible hypotheses that it compels acceptance. Caution, however, is implored, as many verified truths of yesterday later became an embarrassment to their proponents and were subsequently abandoned. All theories, until proven to be a scientific fact, are subject to revision, correction, and even rejection as scientists seek to understand and explain the environment. The purpose of the Quest for Right is to further that aim by taking an unbiased look at both scientific and religious concepts on origins. The investigation promises to be an authoritative and enlightening new look at the history of the “world that then was.”
Amusingly, the website actually markets the book to school boards by noting that they’re cheaper than the standard science textbooks. They should be.